All the leaders and the people who hold high positions in the organizations should use the principles of management as a guideline on how they should run the firms. The Saudi Cable Company for the Middle East and Asia is no exception when it comes to following the principles of management. the company has achieved a lot in the production of the electrical cables due to this. It has become one among the competitive industries in Saudi Arabia and Middle East since its inception in the year 1975. The manager interviewed was Abdullah Al-Subhi, who is the general manager of the sales department. Abdullah Al-Subhi secured a job in the company after graduating from the University of South Florida.
It was established that the company only employs the graduates, and it has made it easy to become the leading company in the manufacturing of the electrical cables due to the high literacy levels of the employees. Therefore, the company much time in the delegation due to the skills and knowledge the employees possess. In most cases, the electrical engineers have the advantage to get the employment opportunities in the organization due to the nature of the jobs. The principles of management are essential in this company because they ensure the provision of holistic services to both the consumers and the employees.
The Saudi Cable Company practices a centralized decision making because the management makes the decisions in a central position in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, it ensures a free flow because the decisions and the orders come from a particular place and level. The company also maintains a positive relationship with the consumers because they know that the customer is the king. Therefore, the company provides quality products to the market and addresses the customer complaints quickly. As a result, the company has won the customers loyalty thereby leading to an upsurge in the sales. On the other hand, the increased sales lead to increased profits to the company.
The company does not also sideline its employees because the management ensures that the employees who work overtime get compensation for motivation purposes. In addition, the employees receive salary increment. The employees also receive training to improve efficacy in their line of work. Nonetheless, the company has also established measures to deal with the absenteeism among the employees. First, the company does not move hastily to discipline the employee without getting to the bottom line of the cause. After listening to the employee, the management then applies the company rules to make an informed decision.
The company’s management also knows that they need to become socially responsible in the community. For this reason, they first consider locally sourcing the raw materials in Saudi Arabia before outsourcing them. The sourcing helps the company to improve their public image On the other hand; the company uses environmental friendly products to refrain from getting into conflict with the community members. Therefore, the action provides an ample environment for the company activities thrives without many hitches. In addition, the company’s management understands well the competitive market.
The management also focuses on the company objectives, and the ultimate goal is to achieve the target profits. To make the set benefits, the company aims at reducing the production costs thereby leaving a significant percent as profits. Nonetheless, the management consists of the leaders who possess the leadership styles that include planning, leadership, organizing, and controlling. These are the four major leadership styles that propel the company forward in the achievement of the goals. Leadership styles among the leaders determine the success of the companies because they help in the direction and managing the employees and the resources.
The skills and knowledge are essential in the labor market because they work to the advantage of both the employee and the employer. They help the employers’ company improve the quality and the production level thereby improving the profitability levels. Therefore, sourcing the employees from the experienced university graduates adds value to the company. It is because the company does not incur much cost in training the engineers. The reduced expenses contribute towards the company objectives on the profitability levels. Furthermore, working improving the quality of the products leads to an increase in the sales of the cables.
The employees need to remain competitive in the market. Therefore, offering the employees with the adequate training adds a competitive advantage to the company. For this reason, the company has remained relevant in the cables manufacturing industry. On the other hand, the establishing the good relationship with the customers creates an ample environment for profit maximization. Meeting the unlimited needs demands and wants helps in attracting more customers and the provision of the quality products helps in their retention. The management adoption of a peaceful coexistence with the employees helps to improve the public image of the company as well as increase the productivity level due to the motivation that the employees get from the employer.
It is essential to appoint persons with the leadership qualities at the management level. The command determines the free flow of activities in an organization. However, the employer should also look into other factors that help to improve the public image of the companies and those that would help increase the revenues. It is essential to maintain the cordial relationships with both the employees and the customers because they contribute to the relevance and survival of any business.